These days the use of herbal medicine is getting trendy. Every individual wants an alternative to the chemical drugs which have numerous side effects.

CBD and kratom are among the best medicinal herbal supplements with multiple uses.

There are many alternatives which have similar effects as kratom. The first safe and effective alternative is CBD. Others include:

  1. Mitragyna Javanica
  2. Akuamma seeds
  3. Mitragyna hirsuta
  4. Tianeptine Sodium
  5. Alcohol
  6. Kava Kava
  7. Combretum quadrangulare
  8. Salvia divinorum
  9. Lactuca serriola

What is CBD? moreover, why is it gaining popularity in today’s world?

CBD comprises of a non-psychoactive constituent. The moderate doses of CBD oil are beneficial for treating the disorders associated with anxiety.

CBD is a 5-HT1A agonist; it works on the serotonin receptor blocking the reabsorption of serotonin in the brain.

It enhances the transmission of serotonin signals which results in reducing anxiety and mood uplifting.

CBD assists in neurogenesis, i.e., the formation of neurons and plays an essential role especially in patients with anxiety and depression.

Kratom, on the other hand, has a similar action as opioids.

CBD or cannabidiol is highly useful for treating anxiety, pain, and nausea. It is an herbal compound which is naturally available in the cannabis and hemp plant.

These days it is gaining popularity as a pain reliever. It has rare harmful effects and comes with enormous benefits.

It is the reason, for pushing medical marijuana in today’s world because of the incredible medical benefits.

In the past centuries, CBD oil had been prescribed by the doctors as a conventional medicine for treating a variety of medical conditions.

It never results in narcotic effects,i.e., it has no high feeling. It helps in treating anxiety and chronic pain.

Does CBD work as a safe alternative to kratom?

For some cases, CBD has added advantages when compared to kratom. It is a better painkiller than kratom which places CBD as the high-ranking drug when compared to the robust painkillers.

It assists in alleviating the pain associated with neuropathy. The beneficial effects of CBD last for around 6-8 hours. It is extracted from hemp to avoid the legal issues.

CBD oil helps in treating depression and cures the inflammatory conditions.

CBD assists in managing the physical symptoms such as burning sensation, profuse sweating, dizziness, muscle spasms, feeling weak, throbbing muscles, racing heart and chest tightness.

It also helps in curing sadness, emotional detachment, memory impairment and brain fog.

Usage and consumption forms of CBD

CBD can be eaten merely, used in the form of vape, smoke, in the form of creams or others. They come in the form of topicals, e-liquid, and capsules.

It takes around one day to 2 weeks for the CBD oil to be useful. Vaping is highly efficient for immediate relief anxiety. Tincture and tablets of CBD help in relieving pain.

Is CBD more effective than kratom for relieving stress and pain?

CBD and kratom both help in relieving stress, but CBD is more useful as kratom has different strains and all of them have variable effects example Bali, Borneo, Red Vein, and Indo are helpful as anti-anxiety strains.

CBD and kratom, both are effective for treating pain without any severe adverse effects. However, kratom is best for curing illness but does not result in addiction and depression.

CBD is useful for treating harsh underlying medical conditions example rheumatoid arthritis, epilepsy, sleep apnea, cancer, diabetes, multiple sclerosis and other disease instance in chronic back pain conditions.

CBD is a safer alternative as a painkiller because it does not lead to addiction and relieves pain without any adverse effects.

Dosage of CBD oil

Dosage of CBD oilFor CBD, we need small dosage to alleviate pain,i.e., around 40 mg each day, however, for kratom, it requires approximately 3-4 grams.

High doses of kratom can result in a severe state of sedation and might result in loss of consciousness.


CBD is a perfect alternative to kratom; even it has few side effects and legality issues. It is legal if extracted from Hemp and can be readily utilized for different medical purposes.

After many years of research, it cannot be proved that CBD can overdose although kratom has severe adverse effects if overdosed.

There are no signs of addiction with CBD which means it is a great alternative.

Jennifer Kurtz studied medicine at the New Jersey School of Medicine (Rutgers). She is passionate about developing her knowledge of Cannabis, Nootropics, Kratom, and nutritional supplements. In addition to attending medical webinars and conferences, she loves to write research-based articles for magazines, healthcare professionals, and medical agencies.